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Pierre Louis Maupertuis

Pierre Louis Moreau de Maupertuis was a French mathematician, philosopher and man of letters. He became the Director of the Académie des Sciences, and the first President of the Prussian Academy of Science, at the invitation of Frederick the Great... Read More

Born17 July 1698
Saint-Malo, France
Died27 July 1759 (aged 60)
Basel, Switzerland
FieldsMathematics, physics, biology, metaphysic, moral philosophy, astronomy, geography
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